With all eyes now focused on the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, each team will go to battle over the next month looking to be crowned World Champions. With an action-packed month of football, we have found a number of interesting bets that can help boost your weekend World Cup acca.
Saturday 16th June
11:00 BST France vs Australia
For Didier Deschamps’ France side, entering this summers finals as an overwhelming favorite to top Group D, The Blues will be looking to make a statement against Australia on Saturday morning. Unbeaten in their last 12, Deschamps’ side have scored at least two in nine of those 12 and while France arguably possesses the best-attacking lineup in the tournament and have the likes of Antoine Griezmann, The Blues will be hoping for PSG talisman Kylian Mbappe to carry on his individual stellar record. The 19-year-old sensation recorded 21 goals for PSG on their way to winning the Ligue 1 title and along with scoring in France’s 1-1 draw with USA last week, Mbappe now has three in his last four for The Blues.
Tip: Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 5/4
14:00 Argentina vs Iceland
For Jorge Sampaoli’s Blue and Whites, despite leaving it late to book their spot in Russia, the 2014 runners-up’s will be looking to go one step further this time around. Coming off the back of a 4-0 win, Argentina enter Group D as the overwhelming favorites to top the group. Sampaoli’s side will fancy their chances of making a statement against a struggling Iceland side, Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side have lost three of their last four and have also shipped 11 goals in that time. Unsurprisingly, one man to watch on Saturday will be the 2014 World Cup MVP Lionel Messi. Appearing to be on course to collect his fifth Ballon d’Or, along with scoring 34 La Liga goals and topping the goalscoring charts, the 30-year-old bagged a hat-trick in Argentina’s 4-0 win over Haiti.
Tip: Argentina win and over 2.5 goals @ 11/4
17:00 Peru vs Denmark
Two teams that impressed during their qualifying campaigns, Denmark and Peru will look to gain an early advantage in Group C. However, in the first meeting between the two sides, it appears on paper that it could be a low scoring encounter. With Peru currently on a 15 game unbeaten run, a run that stems back to November 2016, The Reds have now remarkably only conceded a single goal in their last six appearances. As for Åge Hareide’s Denmark side, after thrashing Ireland in their qualification playoff, ‘Danish Dynamite’ have continued their impressive run of form and have gone unbeaten in their four international friednlies. Coming off the back of a 2-0 win over Mexico, Denmark’s last four matches on the bounce have finished with under 2.5 goals.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 8/13
Croatia vs Nigeria
For Croatia, although they may have endured a somewhat mixed build-up to this year’s finals and could not pick up victories over Peru and Greece, The Blazers do have a squad consisting of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, Dejan Lovern, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Juventus forward Mario Mandžukić, Coming off the back of a 2-1 win over Senegal in their final warm-up match, it appears that Croatia will be to much for a struggling Nigeria side. As for the Greens, Salisu Yusuf’s side have now lost three of their last four and five of their last six have finished with under three goals at full time.
Tip: Croatia win and under 2.5 goals @ 9/4
Our weekend World Cup accumulator
France vs Australia – Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 5/4
Argentina vs Iceland – Argentina win and over 2.5 goals @ 11/4
Peru vs Denmark – Under 2.5 goals @ 8/13
Croatia vs Nigeria – Croatia win and under 2.5 goals @ 8/13
Place a £10 bet on our midweek accumulator and pocket £271.68 if all predictions are correct.
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